this latest threat, sir, appears to be much more specific than the 9-11-like chatter we were warned of last week. we mentioned, sir, your role on the house foreign affairs committee. have you been briefed at all on this new intercept? >> well, you know, listen, i get classified information. i'm not supposed to convey it to other people but i will tell you that actions have consequences. we've been running a drone war in yemen, in afghanistan, in pakistan and other locations for years and basically the other side wants to strike back. >> john: what has been surprising is some of the president's most rabid critics have rallied around his lockdown of almost two dozen diplomatic posts not just in yemen but also egypt, libya, saudi arabia and other u.s. allied states. is that warranted, sir or is d.c. bending over backwards, call it a collective cya move to repeat the attacks that we saw in benghazi last september?